Living in the sunshine state sure does cause some bug bites, but I was looking for something made with essential oils so I could get rid of bug bites really fast!

Yes, because Florida has a lot of bugs and big biting ones too! Our active family is always getting some kind of bites weekly, it was almost maddening trying to keep the bug bite ointment in stock.

We went through a lot of it.

Since I have been working on finding better products for our home that I could easily make myself, I knew there had to be an easy recipe to get rid of bug bites made with essential oils!


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Since aloe and glycerin have been in my cabinet for a while, I knew that a combination of these would be great not only for the skin but also great as a healing gel.

All I would need to do is add some essential oils to it and it would work to get rid of bug bites! And with these inexpensive ingredients, this healing gel will be so cheap to make.

You’ll want to keep this in your first aid kit when we are done so you’ll always have it on hand!

Essential Oils For Sunburns

Ingredients & Supplies:

You will also need a small container to mix and store your healing gel in. Any container will work, but I happened to have something similar to these tins on hand that I could use to store this bug bite healing gel.

Why Peppermint essential oil? Peppermint essential oil is great for reducing pain and swelling. It already has a cooling sensation so pairing with aloe and glycerin will help keep that sensation for longer. Peppermint essential oil will also help to keep the skin from getting infected too.

Why Lavender essential oil? Lavender is known for its soothing properties and can also help reducing pain from bites and burns.

You’ll be surprised how easily this recipe comes together when you learn how to get rid of bug bites with such simple ingredients.

Essential Oils For Sunburns


In your small container, add all the ingredients to get rid of bug bites and mix very well.

Keep your container tightly closed between uses.

After about 3 months, you might need to make more of the mixture if it gets cloudy.

Essential Oils For Sunburns

To Apply:

To get rid of bug bites, simply use a generous amount of this healing gel and rub it directly on your bug bite.

It’s a miracle, but there wasn’t one single person in my family that had a bug bite for me to photograph of us applying the gel. So you get to see the consistency placed on the back of my hand.

As you can see, it holds its shape and it will dry relatively quickly.

Then just apply more of the gel as needed.

Essential Oils For Sunburns

So What Does It Cost?

Total Cost = 27¢ per 2 oz bottle (That’s only $1.08 for an 8 oz bottle)

Can you believe how little this costs?!

I was amazed at just how cheap it is to make your own bug bite relief gel.

And really a little goes a long way!

Now I keep a tin of this get rid of bug bites healing gel in my first aid kit in the house and in the car. It’s so easy to make!

The aloe, glycerin and essential oils really do help soothe bug bites.

Plus, you can’t beat the price. Learning how to get rid of bug bites using easy ingredients you might already have on hand is another Mommy Win too!


YOUR TURN: What other oils would you add to your healing gel to get rid of bug bites? Let me know in the comments below!

Essential Oils For Sunburns

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